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Minky’s back and he’s mashing

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 23, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Just what the Yankees need, another first baseman.

But Doug Mientkiewicz is back and he’s crushing the ball in the Florida State League. Mientkiewicz was 3 for 3 with two doubles, a walk and five RBI for Tampa against Lakeland tonight.

He’s 5 of 7 with seven RBI in two rehab games. As you may recall, Mientkiewicz fractured his wrist in a collision with Mike Lowell back in June.

The Yankees almost certainly will not bring him back before Sept. 1. I would expect Minky to hit Trenton and Scranton on his way to New York.

If nothing else, he’s a heck of a glove and would be helpful protecting leads late in games.

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Meanwhile, I just got to my hotel room in Detroit. The plane sat on the runway in Chicago for 3.5 hours while thunderstorms rolled through the area. But I did finish a few stories, played the stupid “music quiz” game on my iPod and slept. So it wasn’t a total loss.

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